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learning disability

División en sílabas: learn·ing dis·a·bil·i·ty

Definición de learning disability en inglés:

sustantivo

A condition giving rise to difficulties in acquiring knowledge and skills to the level expected of those of the same age, especially when not associated with a physical handicap.
Example sentences
  • A Health Action Plan is a personal plan about what a person with learning disabilities can do to be healthy.

Uso

The phrase learning disability became prominent in the 1980s. It is broad in scope, covering general conditions such as Down syndrome as well as more specific cognitive or neurological conditions such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. In emphasizing the difficulty experienced rather than any perceiveddeficiency,’ it is considered less discriminatory and more positive than other terms such as mentally handicapped, and is now the standard accepted term in official contexts. See also handicapped (usage).

Derivados

learning-disabled

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • She found that classmates of learning-disabled students improved their average test scores when guided notes were distributed to the entire class.

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